Cain, Verlander named all-star starters

Cain, Verlander named all-star starters

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 9 (UPI) -- San Francisco's Matt Cain and Detroit's Justin Verlander were named the starting pitchers for Tuesday's 2012 All-Star Game in Kansas City.

Yanks, Rangers dominate all-star teams

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- The American League 2012 All-Star Game starting squad will have three members each from the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees, MLB announced Sunday.

MLB: St. Louis 8, Miami 7 (10 innings)

MIAMI, June 25 (UPI) -- Yadier Molina smashed a game-tying homer in the ninth inning Monday and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied past Miami 8-7 in 10 innings.

MLB: Detroit 2, St. Louis 1 (10 innings)

DETROIT, June 21 (UPI) -- Quintin Berry bounced a single up the middle in the 10th inning, driving in the winning run of Detroit's 2-1 interleague win Thursday over St. Louis.
Two new players take NL All-Star vote lead

Two new players take NL All-Star vote lead

NEW YORK, June 19 (UPI) -- Matt Kemp leads the National League in All-Star voting but Melky Cabrera and Rafael Furcal have taken starters' positions in a voting update released Tuesday.

MLB: Houston 9, St. Louis 8

HOUSTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Justin Maxwell and Brian Bogusevic homered Tuesday to help the Houston Astros edge St. Louis 9-8.

MLB: St. Louis 8, Atlanta 2

ATLANTA, May 28 (UPI) -- Rafael Furcal went 3-for-5 with a home run and Matt Adams added three RBI Monday in the St. Louis Cardinals' 8-2 victory over reeling Atlanta.

MLB: St. Louis 4, San Diego 3

ST. LOUIS, May 22 (UPI) -- Tyler Greene went 3-for-4 and belted a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning for St. Louis Monday, carrying the Cardinals to a 4-3 win over San Diego.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 6, St. Louis 5

LOS ANGELES, May 20 (UPI) -- Scott Van Slyke hit his first major league homer Sunday and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat St. Louis 6-5 to sweep their interleague series.

Cards' Berkman on disabled list again

ST. LOUIS, May 20 (UPI) -- St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman Sunday was placed on the disabled list for the second time this season, this time with an injured knee.

MLB: Atlanta 7, St. Louis 2

ST. LOUIS, May 12 (UPI) -- Brandon Beachy allowed only two hits over six innings Saturday and the Atlanta Braves stayed hot with a 7-2 spanking of St. Louis.

MLB: St. Louis 9, Arizona 6

PHOENIX, May 8 (UPI) -- Rafael Furcal went 3-for-5 and hit the first of five homers for the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, who hung on to post a 9-6 victory over Arizona.

MLB: Houston 5, St. Louis 4

HOUSTON, May 4 (UPI) -- Jose Altuve put Houston in front with a three-run homer in the second Friday and the Astros fought off St. Louis 5-4 to win their fourth in a row.

MLB: St. Louis 10, Pittsburgh 7

ST. LOUIS, May 2 (UPI) -- David Freese slammed a three-run homer and Rafael Furcal added a two-run shot for St. Louis Tuesday, helping the Cardinals beat Pittsburgh 10-7.

MLB: Milwaukee 3, St. Louis 2

ST. LOUIS, April 29 (UPI) -- Jonathan Lucroy smacked a go-ahead, two-run double in the sixth inning Sunday and Milwaukee survived a late challenge to best St. Louis 3-2.
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Rafael Furcal
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal tags out Chicago Cubs' Ryan Theriot as he tries to steal second base during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field in Chicago on May 30, 2009. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

Rafael Antonio Furcal (born October 24, 1977 in Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic), is a Major League Baseball shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Furcal attended Jose Cabrera High School and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Braves on November 9, 1996.

He began his professional career as a second baseman with the Gulf Coast Braves in 1997. The following season, with the Danville Braves he hit .328 and stole a league record 60 bases in only 66 games. He was named Danville's Player of the Year and Appalachian League All-Star Second Baseman.

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